Trail Condition Report

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada

Updated: June-15-19

The Chilkoot Trail is a 53 kilometer/ 33 mile trip through history and one of North America`s most fabled treks. The trail crosses the international boundary between the United States and Canada and is co-operatively managed by Parks Canada and the US National Parks Service.

 

Everyone overnighting on the Chilkoot Trail, and day users on the Canadian portion of the Chilkoot Trail, require a Permit.

 

In order of maintain a high quality hiking experience and to minimize the impact of hikers on Park resources:

- A maximum of 50 hikers per day will be Permitted to enter Canada over the Chilkoot Pass.

- Group size is limited to a maximum of 12.

- Only one large group (9-12 people) is permitted to cross the Chilkoot Pass on any given day.

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Bear warning - Lindeman area

Chilkoot Trail - U.S.A
Condition Comments
Dyea Trailhead > Finnegan's Point Fair / Good Wet and muddy sections.
Finnegan's Point > Canyon City Fair / Good Wet and muddy sections.
Canyon City > Pleasant Camp Fair / Good Wet and muddy sections.
Pleasant Camp > Sheep Camp Fair / Good Wet and muddy sections.
Sheep Camp > The Scales Fair Wet & muddy. Use caution: Slippery boulders when wet
The Scales > Chilkoot Pass Fair / Poor Steep snow slopes and slippery sections at higher elevations
Chilkoot Trail - Canada
Condition Comments
Chilkoot Pass > Happy Camp Winter conditions Avalanche hazard -- travel early. Trekking pole(s) or ice axe recommended.
Happy Camp > Deep Lake Good / Fair Mainly dry. STAY ON TRAIL
Deep Lake > Lindeman City BEAR WARNING Visitors are encouraged to travel and camp in tight groups of 4 or more.
Lindeman City > Bare Loon Lake BEAR WARNING Visitors are encouraged to travel and camp in tight groups of 4 or more.
Bare Loon Lake > Bennett Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections.
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